DNR provides some details for jet ski accident

Posted by | May 20, 2014 4:20 pm



A 19-year-old Summerton woman is in critical condition at a Columbia hospital after a jet ski accident late Monday afternoon.

S.C. Department of Natural Resources Capt. Robert McCullough said Milli “Gee” McDonald’s jet ski collided with that of a 25-year-old male. Gee was airlifted to the hospital in Richland County.

“At this point she is in critical condition, that’s all I know,” McCullough said.


Raymond Brunson Harrington

Posted by | May 20, 2014 3:52 pm

NEW ZION –  Raymond Brunson Harrington, 86, husband of Jeanette Coker Harrington, died Monday, May 19, 2014.

Harrington-RaymondBorn Aug. 19, 1927, in New Zion, he was a son of the late Samuel Buren Harrington and Lizzie Idell Harrington. He was a retired farmer, working for more than 50 years. He also worked at the Sav-Way in Kingstree for several years. He last worked at the Manning IGA for seven years, and at 86 decided to hang up his hat. He was a member and former deacon at Midway Presbyterian Church.

Survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Janene (Pete) Surette … Read the rest

Young woman on life support after jet ski accident

Posted by | May 20, 2014 12:26 pm



A young Summerton woman is on life support Tuesday after a Monday evening jet ski accident in the Taw Caw area of Lake Marion, according to local authorities. Manninglive.com is waiting for a call from law enforcement with the state Department of Natural Resources for further details. Witnesses told The Manning Times Tuesday that the woman is in her late teens or early 20s.

UPDATE (4:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014): DNR provides small details for jet ski accident

UPDATE (7:06 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014): Woman succumbs to injuries from accident


Bishop Dr. John H. Griffin

Posted by | May 20, 2014 6:42 am

Bishop Dr. John H. Griffin, 86, husband of Leona Griffin, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.


Bishop Dr. John H. Griffin

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Tabernacle of Prayer Outreach Ministry, 239 Main St. in Summerton, with the Rev. Jesse Boyce officiating. Burial will follow in the Ark of God Cemetery in Santee.

The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing until the hour of services.

Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home of Santee. … Read the rest

Sheriff’s Office will wait for autopsy of body found before determining ‘foul play’

Posted by | May 20, 2014 6:15 am

bodyfoundClarendon County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Kipp Coker said Monday night that investigators are awaiting the autopsy of 46-year-old Al Hixson before making a judgment on whether foul play was involved in the man’s death.

Hixson’s body was found face-down in a ditch on Bloomville Road early Saturday afternoon. Coroner Hayes Samuels said the body had been in the ditch at least four or five days. A preliminary report was expected late Monday afternoon. Manninglive.com will update as soon as we get that information Tuesday morning.


City accepts Sumter architect for Red Barn design

Posted by | May 19, 2014 10:14 pm

MANNING-SEALManning City Council approved Monday night the recommendation of the Red Barn Committee to hire Drakeford Architects out of Sumter for the Red Barn’s initial renovation design.

The committee met April 29 to interview three firms, having narrowed that number down from 13 applicants. The committee had mandatory elements for the renovation, which included a catering kitchen for family reunions and anniversaries, a public meeting space and restroom facilities. They also want a few open air stalls for the Manning Farmers Market installed.

The Red Barn is located in Manning Municipal Park, which sits at the corner of West Boyce … Read the rest

Congratulate your graduate June 12 in our Graduation Edition

Posted by | May 19, 2014 6:12 pm

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Lady Wolverines ready to play

Posted by | May 19, 2014 5:57 pm

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines are at Dixie High School in the upstate and are ready to play for the state championship title. Manninglive.com will have updates later tonight.




Lady Wolverines begin state championship play today

Posted by | May 19, 2014 4:21 pm



The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines will play 6 p.m. today in the first of three games for the state championship title at Dixie High School in the upstate. If successful in tonight and Wednesday’s game at home, it will be the team’s second state championship title in a row. The team will play 6 p.m. Wednesday at home, and again Friday if a third game is needed.


Identity of body released

Posted by | May 19, 2014 3:46 pm

bodyfoundClarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels has confirmed the identity of a man whose body was found Saturday afternoon face-down in a ditch on Bloomville Road.

The body of Al Hixson, 46, is currently in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina undergoing autopsy. Samuels said he expects a preliminary report today.

He said the man’s family lives in Ohio, and they reported him missing there on April 29. He had been living in Manning for an unspecified amount of time, but had not had contact with his family since then.


Fire at outbuilding of one of Turbeville’s oldest homes

Posted by | May 19, 2014 3:40 pm

turbeville-fireA backyard storage building behind one of Turbeville’s oldest homes and a nearby fiberglass structure were destroyed by fire Monday afternoon by a brush fire, according to Clarendon Chief Frances Richbourg.

The home is at the corner of Gamble and Smith streets in Turbeville and was built by Dr. Charlton E. Gamble in 1911. He lived there with his wife, Marion Hicks Gamble.

Summerton man charged with CDV, kidnapping and attempted murder could face jury this week

Posted by | May 19, 2014 11:33 am

A Summerton man charged in late December 2013 with attempted murder, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and kidnapping will likely face a jury of his peers this week at the Clarendon County Community Center during general sessions court.


Randy Frierson

Randy Frierson of 18 Parson St. in Summerton was arrested by Summerton police Dec. 26, 2013, and warrants were filed Jan. 8 for the charges. He has been held without bond at the Clarendon County Detention Center since his arrest.

Manninglive.com will provide updates as they become available.


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